My name is Libbi Hutchence and I live here with my husband Mark, Alfie our dog and Buster our cat. I love to while away the hours creating things out of natural materials. I am never happier than when I am making something be it spinning wool, blending colours, weaving on my little hand loom or making something out of clay at my potter’s wheel.
This was my first love. I crave the calming influence of pottery. There is something very meditative about what I do, it is so therapeutic, the way the wheel spins, pulling up the clay and making something fun and beautiful out of a natural product. I love the thought that I am using all of the main elements to create with clay, (clay from the earth, water to lubricate, air to dry the clay, fire to fire the clay). There is a real sense of achievement making something out of such a basic material.
I work in stoneware therefore all of my items are fired up to about 1200°c and therefore can be put in the freezer, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and oven. The garden items I make can be enjoyed all year around as they will withstand frosty nights and snowy days.
Why I love to weave?
Again, it is the use of natural materials and the slowed pace of weaving that is almost meditative to me.
I love the use of colours and enjoy the fact that unlike pottery the results are pretty instant, no waiting for the kiln the cool. I enjoy surrounding myself with colours as I believe colours enhance our lives. Life is too short to wear black!
I am inspired by the colours that are all around me from the beautiful Norfolk beaches to the glorious countryside that surrounds our home. I make things that I would love to wear and own.
Happy New Year 2020. I am delighted to inform you my newly converted studio is now up and running for 1-1 lessons and for me to create work for the coming year. Take a look at the gallery with before and after pictures of the conversion
Dec 31 , 2019
Don't forget to book a course of pottery at the West Suffolk College. New term starts at the beginning of January
Dec 31, 2019
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